In a recent interview with Esquire, Sandra Bullock recalled telling Keanu Reeves that she never had champagne and truffles a year after the pair filmed the 1994 blockbuster, Speed. According to the star, just days later Reeves hand-delivered her champagne, truffles and flowers explaining, “I just thought you might want to try champagne and truffles, to see what it’s like.”
“That’s what I mean that it drives you crazy,” Bullock explained to the publication. “When I first met him, I would spend as much time as I could filling a silence, just to feel comfortable. And the more I jibber-jabbered on, the quieter he would get. And I thought, ‘I don’t understand what’s happening! He’s looking at me with eyes of confusion. He’s quiet. Did I say something to offend him?’ And then a day or two later, he would arrive with a note or a little package, saying, ‘I thought about what you said.’ And he would have his response.”
Their on-screen chemistry for Speed was palpable and despite the romantic gestures that occurred off the set, they never dated. “Nope” was Bullock’s response when the publication addressed the rumours.
“But who knows?,” she continued. “Keanu’s a guy who, I feel like, is friends with every woman he’s ever dated. I don’t think there’s anyone who has something horrible to say about him. So maybe we could have survived. I don’t know. But we didn’t have to survive anything. We just get to grow up together on parallel roads and tip our hats and meet for a dinner and try to work together. And the longer time goes on, the more in awe I am of the human being. Would I have been able to say that if he had dumped me and made me angry? Probably not.”
In a 2018 interview with Ellen Degeneres however, Bullock did admit that she grew to have feelings for her co-star. If Keanu Reeves hand-deliver me champagne and truffles I would have feelings too! They also appeared in The Lake House together in 2006.
Reeves is currently linked to Alexandra Grant while Bullock has been dating photographer Bryan Randall since 2015. If Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are anything to judge by, stranger things have happened. We’re petitioning for a Reeves/Bullock reunion.
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